Arcturus Bioscience, Inc. CEO Appointed Consulting Professor At Stanford University 
10/19/2005 5:11:29 PM

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Arcturus Bioscience, Inc. announced today the appointment of its CEO and Chairman, Dr. Thomas M. Baer, as Consulting Professor in the Department of Applied Physics at Stanford University. Dr. Baer will continue to lead Arcturus Bioscience, Inc. as CEO and Chairman, in addition to his new role at Stanford University.

Dr. Baer will work closely with graduate students and faculty of Bio-X, Stanford's new program focused on interdisciplinary biosciences research. The goal of the program is to integrate ideas and methods embodied in engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry, and other fields and bring them to bear on important challenges in bioscience. By accelerating partnerships among these scientists and corporate partners, Bio-X aims to create fertile ground for discovery, invention and education.

"We are very pleased that Dr. Baer will be joining the Applied Physics faculty. His appointment will provide opportunities for Stanford students to participate in cutting edge research with near term applications in the area of biomedicine, which is in line with our goal to promote collaborations between scientists and engineers in the corporate world and university research groups", states Dr Martin Fejer, Professor and Chair of the Department of Applied Physics.

"I am looking forward to working with the students and faculty of the Applied Physics Department at Stanford University and I am excited about exploring new microgenomic applications in collaboration with researchers in the Bio-X program," states Dr. Baer.

Dr. Baer is co-founder of Arcturus Bioscience, Inc., which he established in 1996. Prior to Arcturus, Dr. Baer held positions as Vice President of Research at Biometric Imaging, and as a Research Scientist, Spectra-Physics Fellow, and Vice-President of Research at Spectra-Physics, Inc. Dr. Baer is a pioneer in many areas of biotechnology, laser development, and laser applications, and is listed as an inventor on more than 50 patents in these areas. He has been elected to the status of fellow of two major international scientific societies: The American Association for the Advancement of Science and The Optical Society of America.

Arcturus Bioscience, Inc. is the industry leader in laser microdissection instruments and reagents for the analysis of microscopic tissue samples. These tools enable researchers to perform rapid cell-based analysis of disease progression utilizing the smallest and purest samples currently available. Arcturus is a private company headquartered in Mountain View, California.

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CONTACT: Kevin Knight of Arcturus Bioscience, Inc., +1-214-739-0353